Coleen McLoughlin’s Rise to Fame

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23: Coleen McLoughlin, girlfriend of soccer player Wayne Rooney, looks on before the Ricky Hatton of Great Britain and Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico junior welterweight bout at Thomas & Mack Center on June 23, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Coleen McLoughlin (often incorrectly spelt “Colleen Mcloughlin”) has come a long way since hitting the WAG scene as Wayne Rooney’s 16-year old girlfriend. Now 21 years old, she has written her autobiography Welcome To My World, and with talks of a five-novel book deal with publisher HarperCollins, this WAG’s reign seems about to begin.

With dreams of becoming an actress, Coleen starred in high school productions of Bugsy Malone and Grease, and managed to land a role in UK soapie Hollyoaks after she completed school. She writes her own column for the celebrity gossip magazine Closer and her credits include making an exercise DVD, being paid £3 million to front the George At Asda campaign, and providing the face of the LG Chocolate mobile phones marketing campaign.

Coleen and Charity

After humble beginnings – her dad was a bricklayer and her mother a nurse, Coleen ended up sharing a multi-million pound mansion with footballer husband Wayne. She is the eldest of four children and her youngest sister, Rosie, was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. This inspired Coleen to take an active role in charity work. In 2004, she officially launched the countdown to the national “Jeans For Genes Day”, of which the Rett Syndrome Association was one of the benefiting charities. In May 2006, she appeared in the show Tonight With Trevor McDonald in a show about the disease.

Coleen’s Beauty Flaws

Despite the glamour that surrounds her life, Coleen is not without her imperfections. When she turned 21, she was finally able to have laser eye surgery to improve her vision and now wears contact lenses.

She’s also a victim of cellulite! But according to her, it doesn’t bother her. She may consider joining Weight Watchers if she gains too much before her wedding, but all in all, she’s more concerned about being healthy and happy than about being the ideal size.

Family Threats

Coleen McLoughlin’s family has once again been at the receiving end of public abuse. The family has suffered many incidents in which their cars were smashed and things thrown at their windows, but the recent threats and Rooney hate messages have been the most difficult to handle.